About Boss's Day

Boss is that person who helps you become a better employee and always pushes you towards achieving your goals. He or She inspires and encourages you in many ways that enhances your creativity and productivity. The boss not only supports the employees with their jobs but also plays an important role in their career planning. Every year, Boss’s Day is observed on 16th October when employees show appreciation towards their boss for his or her constant support and guidance. They express gratitude towards their bosses through gifts, cards, and flowers for being so helpful throughout their career.

The concept of National Boss Day began in 1958 when Patricia Bays Haroski, an employee at State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Illinois, registered the holiday with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She chose October 16, which was her father’s birthday as she was working for her father at the time. She wanted to designate a day to show appreciation for bosses, which she hoped will improve the relationship between employees and supervisors. Four years later, in 1962, Illinois Governor Otto Kerner officially proclaimed the Day. With the growing popularity of this day, it is now also observed in countries like Australia, India, and South Africa.

Why Do We Celebrate Boss’s Day?

Boss Day is an annual celebration of office life when employees show appreciation and express gratitude towards their employers for being kind and helpful throughout the year. The boss works hard with great dedication facing everyday challenges to make the working conditions better for his/her employees. On this day, employees praise the achievements of their bosses at the workplace. Over the time, Boss Day has become quite popular among people and trending on the social media with hashtags. With kind words and sweet gifts, you can also make this day quite special for your hardworking and dedicated boss.